Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island is an island and civil parish off the coast of County Antrim and the northernmost point of Northern Ireland.

Rathlin is a small, L -shaped island about 1400 hectares in area and is situated five miles (8km) off the Antrim coast just north of Ballycastle from where the 45 minute ferry journey begins. The island is inhabited by about 100 residents whose ancestors have resided on Rathlin for hundreds of years. The Island’s wildlife is evident before you step ashore as the ferry crossing presents many opportunities to spot auks, gannets and gulls with even a chance of porpoises or dolphins.